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Patio Doors, French Doors, and Bifolding Doors: The Great Debate

French doors once ruled the residential market. This was until the advent of the patio door, which was supposed to replace the French door (though it didn’t). Since this time both the patio door and the French door have remained hugely popular. And for years, French doors and patio doors lived in harmony. This was until the recent introduction of the bifold door, further cluttering the exterior door market.

Now, with three very different options, how are you, as a homeowner, supposed to make this increasingly difficult choice? Luckily, the door experts at Architectural Window Supply are here to help. We have compiled a list of benefits for each door to help you make a more informed decision on the type of door that is most beneficial for you and your home.

  • Elegance: When it comes to sheer elegance, patio doors simply cannot compete with the aesthetic appeal of French and bifold doors. To further narrow your choice, you must take into consideration the style of your home. While French doors can be built to complement any style, any period and any architectural design, bifold doors have a much more modern look, which may not be suitable for older homes.
  • Practicality: When taking into consideration budget and convenience, the patio door takes first prize.
  • Security: In terms of security, the bifold door is unmatched.
  • Energy Efficiency: When it comes to energy efficiency, French doors are not in the running. Bifold and patio doors, however, are very energy efficient. Their modern brushes and seals have been developed to adhere to the stringent buildings regulations

So which door is right for you? Well, that is entirely up to you. But no one said you have to make that choice on your own!

Architectural Window Supply: Your Source for French Doors, Patio Doors, and Bifold Doors

To ensure that you choose the right exterior door for your home, come to Architectural Window Supply! Our experts will review your plans and discuss what you want to achieve, before they show you the many options available from our numerous suppliers.

If you have any further questions about Patio Doors or if you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website!

Architectural Window Supply is here to open the door for you!

In addition to entry doors, we also carry sliding glass, patio doors, and interior doors. Architectural Window Supply employees are experts in the door business, and we handle a variety of makes and models. Thanks to our expert customer service, we’ll help you find the perfect match for your patio doors and interior door or entry doors. Besides making sure we stay within your budget, our staff pays attention to the color and finish you want.

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